Ground broken for Union Square Tech Training Center

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A new building is going up in the heart of New York City.

When completed in 2020, the new 21-story Union Square Tech Training Center will be a digital skills training space where New Yorkers can gain the experience and knowledge needed to thrive in a modern, digital economy and provide affordable offices and resources for start-ups and established companies to grow and hire within the building.

Over 600 construction jobs and 550 permanent jobs will result from the project, which is located at Located at 124 East 14th Street.

When the building is operational, Civic Hall, a non-profit collaborative community center that advances the use of technology for the public good, will operate the Civic Hall @ Union Square Center, a digital skills training center where it will work with industry-leading training organizations, including Per Scholas, FEDCAP, CUNY, Mouse and General Assembly, to provide technology classes that teach in-demand skills that employers are seeking.

In addition to the Tech Training Center, the new 240,000 square-foot building will offer collaborative workspaces; modern, market-rate space for established, industry-leading corporations; and “step-up” offices with flexible and affordable leasing terms and options that are better suited to start-ups and growing companies.

The center will also include a floor available to community organizations and a food hall/retail space that will feature small businesses and first-time entrepreneurs. RAL Development Services and Suffolk Construction have committed to a 35 percent minority and women owned business enterprises participation goal for the construction jobs

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